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NCF announces appointment of new Board Members at AGM

29 November 2018

NCF held our Annual General Meeting today and are pleased to announce the appointment of four new Board Members:

Martin D’Mello, Group Director of Housing Care & Support, One Housing
Martin Farrow, Chief Executive, Optalis
Dan Hayes, Chief Executive, The Orders of St Johns Care Trust
Karen Knight, Managing Director, NorseCare

Commenting on the appointment of the new Board members, Maria Ball, Chair of NCF and Chief Executive of Quantum Care said;

“Myself and the rest of the Board are delighted to work alongside these members in their governance roles; bringing with them an excellent new set of skills and expertise to help shape NCF as we move forward into the new year.”

During the meeting it was also confirmed that two existing Board members would be standing down from their roles at the end of the AGM; 
Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive of Brendoncare and Honorary Treasurer of the NCF Board -

Carole was a founding Board Member of the National Care Forum in 2003 as CEO of The Fremantle Trust. After a short break Carole returned to the NCF Board as Honorary Treasurer in 2008 and has held the position for the last 10 years. 

Everyone at NCF expressed heartfelt thanks to Carole for her contribution and service, to not only NCF and the Board, but to all of our members who have benefited from having her years of experience to draw on.

Alongside Carole, also stepping down after serving one term on the NCF Board is Rory O’Connor, Director of Welfare and Policy, RAFA. Again, thanks were issued to Rory for his service and contribution to NCF.


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